Competition and Antitrust



Nobles antitrust team has profound experience in dealing with legal complexities of corporate reorganization. Our experts provide sector-specific, comprehensive advice and practical support through the entire merger control process. Nobles attorneys identify potential risks of the deal and offer the most expedient and cost-efficient solutions. As always, we are committed to the excellent and timely execution of projects and protecting of our clients’ interests.

Our services


  • Advising on various antitrust law issues

  • Assessment of merger filing requirements

  • Analysis of the merger control strategy

  • Development of a merger control strategy

  • Antitrust and risk prevention management

  • Assisting in settlement proceedings

  • Development, implementation and monitoring of competition compliance programmes

  • Design and review of antitrust guidelines

  • Assistance with monitoring measures and internal audits

  • Obtaining merger approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

  • Representation of companies before national and international courts in cartel cases

  • Fine and administrative offence proceedings due to participation in cartel agreements

  • Development and implementation of competition compliance programmes

  • Joint venture and cooperation agreements between competitors in the areas of research & development, production, purchasing and sales

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Notable Experience

  • Advising a German multinational automotive corporation, on the matters of Ukrainian law for restructuring its joint venture with Kamaz
  • Local counsel to the global chemical company in obtaining merger clearance for sale of its European operations and assets to ASK Chemicals watch and jewelry unit for about EUR 11 mln

  • Advised Swatch Group, a multinational holding company, on the distributorship agreement for the supply of watches to Ukraine and on antitrust matters in relation to acquisition of luxury jeweller Herry Winston

  • Advising Fastrackids, a major US pre-school education centre, on potential unfair competition investigations in Ukraine

  • Advised BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, a Ukrainian subsidiary of a world-renowned German domestic appliances producer, on competition matters related to vertical agreements with Ukrainian distributors

  • Advised Claas, a world-renowned German producer and supplier of agricultural machines, on competition matters related to vertical agreements with Ukrainian distributors.

  • Assisted KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in obtaining a formal approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for codesharing flights on the Amsterdam-Kiev-Amsterdam route with Ukrainian International Airlines

  • Advised Veolia Environment S.A. on merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine regarding a joint venture with ADtranz in the railway sector

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